RedWAY BC News - Harnessing Technology to Honour, Inform and Connect Urban Aboriginal Youth to Services, Opportunities, the Community and Each Other
RedWAY BC News - Harnessing Technology to Honour, Inform and Connect Urban Aboriginal Youth to Services, Opportunities, the Community and Each Other

Friday, November 17, 2006 Issue 44 - Winter Seminars, contests, and events   VOLUME 3 ISSUE 18  
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Treaty Settlements & Financial Management: Are we prepared for the future?
First Annual Planning Forum for Aboriginal Entrepreneurs & Small Business Owners
Working Effectively with Aboriginal Peoples Training Session
Aboriginal Spirit: Honouring Women, Arts & Fashion Evening Extravaganza
Susan Aglukark Contest ends November 30th!
RedWAY BC News 2006 Readers' Survey & Contest
Minerva Foundation: Aboriginal Program Coordinator
ACCESS Community Forum & RFP Info session
Smoke Signals Section: Aboriginal Annoucements, Native Messages and NDN News
Job Postings, Aboriginal Employment & Training Programs
Awaken the Spirit Aboriginal Art and Cultural Festival
Can you say "Thank You" in 20 Traditional Aboriginal languages?
Aboriginal Women in Leadership Conference Responses
Boiled Water Advisory - Lower Mainland areas
Treaty Settlements: Are we prepared for the future?
United Native Nations: National Hockey Tournament
NEW! Aboriginal College Prep Course - FREE Tuition
Events Calendar: Aboriginal Craft Fairs, AFOA Winter Conference
Vancouver International Film Festival Success
$10,000 Education Trust fund for winning logo
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Smoke Signals Section: NDN News for October 2006
 
Headlines and news you may have missed - local, provincial and international...be sure to send us your smoke signals to share with our readers! Comments? send them to spiritlinking@shaw.ca or use the "send a letter" box at the top right. Here's the headlines below; just click on the hyperlinked words (shown in blue) or scroll down the page for more details.
 
•  A new feature of http://www.vancouvermetis.com/ is a list of inexpensive rentals in our area.  This list is prepared by a volunteer and will be updated frequently; hope it helps and all the best to you!  J.Paul Stevenson, Vancouver Metis Community Association <Merçi !>
• Please note the CNPR (Centre for Native Policy and Research) is moving  to North Vancouver in December
• Patrick King has now replaced Jody Watt as the Manager of the YWCA Employment Resource Centre. To reach Patrick please email pking@ywcavan.org  or phone 604-263-5005 ext 101.
• Great show! Want to get inspired about ways technology can enhance YOUR community? Watch CEDAR AND SILICON
• SFU updates from First Nations Student Life Coordinator, Linsey Ernst will be off for one day on Friday November 10, 2006. Apply now for spring semester SFU student bursaries. Go on-line between November 6 – November 17, 2006.
•  $6.1-million Strategy to Increase Support for Foster Parents, Children: Foster families will see increased funding, a recruitment campaign, improved training under a three-point strategy  Details of announcement and link to press release
•  Free Christmas dinner for Independent Youth...Saturday December 16th, 2006 from 5:00pm – 8:00pm. There will be lots of home-cooked food, take-home decorations and gifts to make the holiday season special for young people in Vancouver details below...
• Xaxli'p Community Meetings - Vancouver and Kamloops dates!
• The Province and the In-SHUCK-ch Nation have signed an Agreement-in-Principle (AIP) that will lay the foundation for a future treaty in the Lillooet River Valley  Details of announcement and links to press release.
•  Check the Calendar of Events for info about Women's History Month in October and contribute now to the Aboriginal Women's Empowerment E-zine! Host your gathering in December to help us celebrate 100 Aborignal Women in 100 days!
•  ThinkNDN Compilation CD on sale now - see last issue's Smoke Signals article
•  A big thanks to Dave Wilson, Choctow graphic artist, for his help with my "Thank You" postcards are ready for order. Check out article, this issue.YAAY, Dave! YOKOKE (thanks, in Choctaw).
 
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Province Launches Fostering Recruitment Initiative Under Changes for Children Strategy
October 30, 2006… $6.1-million Strategy to Increase Support for Foster Parents, Children: Foster families will see increased funding, a recruitment campaign and improved training under a three-point strategy launched today by Family Services and Housing Minister Gord Mackintosh. "We support the strategy and welcome the increases.  Our authorities have been lobbying for these changes for quite some time and there is a lot more work to be done for our families," said Rose MacKay, CEO of the Northern First Nations Child and Family Services Authority.  Click for Press Release : http://www.nationtalk.ca/modules/news/article.php?storyid=4335
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Treaty news
BC Province Approves Seventh Agreement-In-Principle

MISSION, BC – The Province and the In-SHUCK-ch Nation have signed an Agreement-in-Principle (AIP) that will lay the foundation for a future treaty in the Lillooet River Valley, announced Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation Minister Michael de Jong. “There is always a great sense of accomplishment when negotiations reach this stage and I applaud all the parties for achieving this milestone,” said de Jong. Click for Press Release  http://www.nationtalk.ca/modules/news/article.php?storyid=4302

Want more updates on Treaties? Don't forget to attend the AFOA BC Winter Seminar Conference Dec. 4 and 5 with Treaty Commissioner Mike Harcourt...see article, this issue.

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CNPR is moving!

As of December 1st, 2006, the Centre for Native Policy and Research will have a new home. We can be contacted at:

 

Telephone: 604-913-2193 and Fax: 604-913-2196

Suite 808-100 Park Royal

West Vancouver, BC

V7T 1A2

 

All email addresses will remain the same.

 

Have a great day!

 

Cheryl, Ginger, Natasha, and Tammy.
Visit their website at www.cnpr.ca and subscribe to their newsletter - it's a great resource!



"Indian Summer: The Oka Crisis"- News
 
Many of you may have seen the movie "Indian Summer: The Oka Crisis" this fall on TV.
Please find below festival news for our award-winning drama:
 
American Indian Film Festival (November 3-11, 2006, San Francisco):
5 nominations: Best Feature, Best Director (Gil Cardinal), Best Actress (Alex Rice), Best Actor (George Leach), Best Supporting Actor (Darrell Dennis).
 
The award-winning production will be shown on Sunday, November 5 at the Lumiere Theatre in the 12:00 Noon program. The Lumiere Theatre address is 1572 California Street (@ Polk), San Francisco. The American Indian Motion Picture Awards Show takes place Nov. 11, at 7:30 PM, Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon Street, in San Francisco. Festival website: www.aifisf.com 
 
Rio de Janeiro International TV Festival (November 20-26, 2006, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil): The production will be shown in the non-competitive World TV Panorama section. Festival website: http://www.ietv.org.br/festival
 
Fipa (January 23-28, 2006, Biarritz, France): The production will be shown in the non-competitive Fipatel market. Festival website: http://www.fipa.tm.fr/en/index.php
 
INDIAN SUMMER THE OKA CRISIS has already won the following:
- Winner: Best Dramatic Feature, 2006 Dreamspeakers Film Festival (Edmonton, Canada)
- Special Mention, 2006 First Peoples’ Film Festival (Montreal, Canada)
If you are in the area of the festivals, be sure to go and watch the screenings!
 
Evangelia Ozek
Director, International Sales & Acquisitions
Directrice, ventes internationales et acquisitions
eozek@cineteleaction.com

CINE TELE ACTION INTERNATIONAL INC.  (www.cineteleaction.com )
1306 Ste-Catherine E., Montreal, Quebec, H2L 2H5 CANADA
Tel: (514) 524-1118, Fax: (514) 524-2041
 
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Christmas Dinner for Independent Youth

Do you know a young person who is between 16 and 24, living on a youth agreement or who was in care but is now living independently in the lower mainland and do not have a family to go home to at Christmas? If you know a youth like this we would like to invite them to join the Federation of BC Youth in Care Networks, BC Federation of Foster Parent Associations and the Federation of Aboriginal Foster Parents for a family-style Christmas dinner.

There will be lots of home-cooked food, take-home decorations and gifts to make the holiday season special for young people!
Date:   Saturday December 16th, 2006
Time:   5:00pm – 8:00pm
Location:  FAFP – 3455 Kaslo St, Vancouver
For more information or to register, please contact the FBCYICN at info@fbcyicn.ca or (604) 527-7762 by no later than Friday December 1st at 4:30pm.
 
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Want to get inspired about ways technology can enhance YOUR community?
 Watch CEDAR AND SILICON

 
Tape it or watch on Dec 04,  11:00 AM PST - and for those of you on the First Nations Technology Council, you'll be proud of Dan, Jesse, Gwen and others!
 
This documentary tells the story of First Nations in British Columbia who are using Fortune 500 computer technology to protect and enhance their culture and government.
 
Dramatic innovations in information technology are creating exciting new opportunities for British Columbia's 203 First Nations communities. Telecommunications and the Internet are enhancing education, health care, governance, and the preservation of language and culture. This program showcases how First Nations are using information and communications technology to bring transformative change to individual lives and entire communities. 
 
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***Please forward this on to other Xaxli'p members in your area***
Xaxli'p Community Meeting
Kamloops, BC
Days Inn, 1285 Trans Canada Highway West
 
Telephone: (250)374-5911
Date: November 25, 2006 (Saturday)
Time: 5pm-9pm (dinner provided)
 
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Xaxli'p Community Meeting
Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre
 (Chief Simon Baker Room)
 
1607 Hastings Street East, Vancouver
Telephone: (604)251-4844
Date: December 2, 2006 (Saturday)
Time: 5pm-9pm (dinner provided)
 
 For further information please contact Crystal Narcisse at the Xaxli'p Administration Office between 8-4 monday-friday toll free  @ 1-888-321-2711.
 
Or you can email me at narcissist22@hotmail.com , or council@xaxlip.ca
shenra04@yahoo.ca 
 
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Hi All, please direct all clients interested in a career in policing (and all your police officer friends and relatives) to www.mypolice.ca a brand new website set up by my friend and colleague, Steve Watt, former Director of the Justice Institute of BC Police Academy. The site is brand new and may not have everything you are looking for, but if you let Steve know, he will get that information and post it on the site for you and all the other people who would be interested in that same information.
  
Cheers,
 
 David Cory, M.A.
The Emotional Intelligence Training Company Inc.
 
Tel: 1-604-224-2358
 

Condolence messages

Our community is so connected, yet often so far apart in location. Unfortunately, sometimes people cannot travel to attend memorial services or do not hear of the passing until after the ceremonies. If you have messages for any of the friends or family of people we've honoured in our e-zine, or have a notice that we have missed, you are invited to forward sympathy or condolence messages to spiritlinking@shaw.ca and I'll compile them monthly. I'll then update the announcement article for up to six months after each announcement. 
  

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And a special THANKS to the best "moccasin telegraphers" who contribute regularly to the Smoke Signals section of RedWAY BC News.  Annie at the Native Education Centre, Crystal at VACFSS, Pat and Linsey at Simon Fraser University, Charlene at KAYA, and the UNYA team, especially Karla and the Native Youth Learning Centre Crew.
 
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